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Old 07-05-2020, 05:41 PM   #1
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Remove old wax

What do you use to remove old wax from gel coat

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Old 07-05-2020, 05:57 PM   #2
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I guess it all depends on what you are trying to do? A clay bar will work if you are just cleaning and getting ready to re wax. If doing repairs lacquer thinner or a commercial wax remover
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:26 AM   #3
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Dishwashing detergent makes a GREAT wax remover. Just put some in a bucket and add water, like you are washing the rig.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:49 PM   #5
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1 cup of white vinegar to 3 cups of water will create a solution that will safely remove “wax” (not polymer coatings) from paint and will not damage the paint. It will also remove hard water spots. Similarly the same mix ratio of Ammonia and water - but do not breath the fumes..
To remove some polymer coatings, it will take a polishing compound to actually remove some of the surface of the gelcoat or paint.
I’ve tested Dawn Dishwashing Detergent close to full strength and it barely touches carnuba wax, but will eventually break it down.
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